The optimism in existentialism

Picture this if you will There is no god or gods. There is no karma or karmic justice visited on the wicked. Nothing happens for a reason, or to teach you an important lesson. Nothing carries inherent meaning. Nothing matters. Things just 'are'. This is the broad idea behind existentialism (which I ascribe to), absurdism … Continue reading The optimism in existentialism

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Living the dream

Deadlines Everyone has them. Most people's lives are spells of inertness punctuated by a frenzied bustle before the deadline. For the Fry-cook, it's the person staring through the drive-thru window; for the editor, it's the time the typesetter needs to start layout; for the student, it's the exam. More than half (probably) of the people … Continue reading Living the dream